Chapter 38. Mechanical Performance of Ceramic Tile
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1991 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2
How to Cite
Carani, G. and Timellini, G. (1991) Mechanical Performance of Ceramic Tile, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313183.ch38
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1991
Print ISBN: 9780470374979
Online ISBN: 9780470313183
- ceramic tile;
- building materials;
- italian ceramic center;
- dry pressing;
- wall tile
In support of the activity of Working Group 1 of the ISO Technical Committee 189, in relation to the standardization of the testing methods for mechanical characteristics of ceramic floor and wall tile, a study was undertaken of the relationships between water absorption, modulus of rupture, and breaking strength, determined according to the EN 100 and ASTM C 648 standards, and thickness and format of the tile. The results obtained show the correctness of the choice made by WG1, and in addition provide further understanding of the phenomena involved as well as some interesting indications in regard to more correct and knowledgeable use of ceramic floor and wall tile.